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Sunday 18 August 2019

Showcase of Wexford musicians and dancers

CALM BEFORE THE STORM: The site at Heathpark ready for an influx of 180,000 and more over the next three days.
CALM BEFORE THE STORM: The site at Heathpark ready for an influx of 180,000 and more over the next three days.

THE WEALTH of Wexford's talent will be showcased at this week's National Ploughing Championships.

Fittingly, the world champions of the New Ross and District Pipe Band will open the three days of entertainment with a performance from 11 a.m. on Tuesday, before the opening ceremony commences at 12 noon.

Ceoil Cáirde will follow at 12.30 p.m. and the Power School of Irish Dancing will perform a display at 1 p.m.

Renowned local musicians, Barrowside, will take to the stage at 1.30 p.m., followed by the Carrickbyrne Pike Choir and Mummers, who are honoured to be performing on home soil at such a high profile event.

Roisín O will follow with a performance at 3.30 p.m., Jimmy Hogan will be performing at 3.45 p.m. and the Power School of Irish Dancing will return to the boards again at 4.30 p.m. before the PJ Murrihy Band concludes the day's entertainment at 5 p.m.

The Campile Pipe Band with Mummers are the opening act on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., followed by the Seamus Mernagh School of Dance at 12 noon. and a performance by singer Stephen Murphy at 12.30 p.m.

Members of the well-regarded Danescastle Music Group will be showcasing their talents from 1.30 p.m., before the Ballycullane Mummers take to the stage at 2.30 p.m., followed by singer Brendan Keane at 3 p.m.

The Wexford Folk Group will be performing at 3.30 p.m., the Doyle School of Dancing will follow at 4.15 p.m. and Danescastle Music Group will return to perform at 4.45 p.m. The PJ Murrihy Band concludes the day's entertainment at 5.15 p.m.

The final day's entertainment will be opened with a performance by Celtic Roots at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m., the Margo Murphy School of Dance will be gracing the stage at 12 noon and again at 3.30 p.m. and will be followed by a performance of West End Show by Sharon and Vicky Clancy at 12.30 p.m.

Lunchtime entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Hogan at 1.30 p.m. and the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir and Mummers will be returning to the stage for another performance at 2.30 p.m., before the day's entertainment closes with PJ Murrihy on the bandstand at 5 p.m.

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